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September 21st, 2010, 05:14 PM
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Student teaching is out next semester. Never have I ever been so frustrated with a school/program than I am with MSCD and the Teacher Ed department. However, for once my frustrations aren't from that...

My state exam is Saturday. For the past 2 months I have been waiting to register for the test. Registration hadn't been opening, but I still study and check on the site every 2-3 days for an update on when you can register. I need to take this test in order to student teach next semester. I have been putting it off for medical issues and the fact that I'm still on pain medication and taking a test while on pain medication isn't something i wanted to do. MSCD said they will still take my student teaching application late, but first I need to take the test. Medical issues are getting better, so I was looking forward to taking this test.

Only not. As I said, I had been checking the site and couldn't register. Then one day I checked and it was emergency registration, so an additional 50 bucks would have to be paid. I'm all ***? I didn't even see regular registration open! So I called them today to see if there was a problem with registration, see just what the heck was going on, and if they could waive the fee because I kept checking the site and saw no regular registration ever open.

Well the guy said that the window of regular registration was very small, only 2 days, then it went into emergency registration. I have never heard of a registration window that small. To top it all off.... there is no more registration. At all. So within 2 weeks there was 2 days of registration to late registration to nothing. Essentially that means no student teaching for me in the Spring. I'm going to take some more classes to fulfill my 2nd minor... but I'm still really bummed that I couldn't take the test.

Well the next test date is in November, so I will just have more time to study. I still think it's asinine that the test was open for only 2 days and went immediately into emergency registration
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September 21st, 2010, 05:23 PM
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Aw that's crap!! Not fair at all. Hopefully it will last longer the next time.
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September 21st, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Aw that's crap!! Not fair at all. Hopefully it will last longer the next time.
Yeah I was pretty ticked... I don't find that window of time fair at all. I am actually forgoing the state test and going to go for the national test. I originally set out to do that, but found the score reporting quicker with the state. I got a pretty bitter taste in my mouth about the guy on the phone and how he talked, and the practice of leaving a very small window of time open... so I'm going to go with a different testing agency that has better regulations.

At least this gives me some time out to get my headaches more under control, so it's not entirely too bad, but still sucks.

Oh well, nothing I can do, lol just keep on going
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September 21st, 2010, 05:51 PM
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Haha, that reminds me of Finding Nemo. Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming swimming swimmin! I loved Dory.
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September 21st, 2010, 08:07 PM
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Haha, that reminds me of Finding Nemo. Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming swimming swimmin! I loved Dory.
It's oh so true!
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September 25th, 2010, 06:08 AM
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That is weird. I know I could register for my test months ahead of time. Is there a school you could transfer to, that would accept you to student teach without passing the test? Around here it is all up to the uni. Many make you pass the test first because then they can say 100% of their graduates graduate as certified teachers. But not all do that. Then again you'd have to mess with transferring all of those credits and if not all of them transferred you'd be back to square one.
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September 25th, 2010, 11:19 AM
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That is weird. I know I could register for my test months ahead of time. Is there a school you could transfer to, that would accept you to student teach without passing the test? Around here it is all up to the uni. Many make you pass the test first because then they can say 100% of their graduates graduate as certified teachers. But not all do that. Then again you'd have to mess with transferring all of those credits and if not all of them transferred you'd be back to square one.
The praxis you can register months before, but not the PLACE. No idea why, they did admit it was a very small window of time. I picked the place because it had a much faster score report, and now I see why everyone prefers the praxis, grrrr. Oh well

As for transferring, I am pretty sure all colleges across Colorado require you to pass the test prior to student teaching. I love the format of classes at MSCD, which is why I wouldn't want to transfer. I get pretty ticked with the department, but large classes and lecture style settings isn't my learning style. I love the small class sizes with the college I'm at, it suits my learning style much better.
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September 28th, 2010, 06:49 PM
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I'm the same way. I suppose I would be find being 1 of 300 but I do better when you are able to discuss things. At least you like your school. I took the PRAXIS, so that makes sense. I'm not sure of the differences in the tests, but I am a fairly good test taker and passed it the first time. I knew intelligent people that took it three or more times. Hopefully you are "one and done". Best wishes!
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